Tag Archives: IT Security

Security training, Box removal updates and a crucial captioning conversation

Over 170 Emory employees tuned in for the November IT Briefing this week and were treated to important updates about mandatory cybersecurity training, Box to OneDrive migration updates, and possible solutions regarding the growing concerns about video captioning. Derek Spransy led things off with a cybersecurity training update. With much of LITS having taken the […]

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The deadline for LITS to complete the required cybersecurity training is November 2

On October 22, you should have received an email from HRCOMMS entitled “LITS selected to test required cybersecurity training.” The IT Security Team would like for you to take this training AND provide post-class feedback by November 2. This feedback is vital for fixing any issues in the training before the rest of Emory begins […]

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Protecting Your Data

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It is our responsibility at Emory to be aware of the security threats to our IT environment and to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect against these threats. As Emory’s Chief Information Security Officer, I would like to share with you an overview of the importance of protecting your data and your access to […]

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Change regarding Duo and the “Remember Me for 30 days” option

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We have made a change to Duo, Emory’s application for two-factor authentication. Previously, the “Remember Me for 30 days” option was tied to the specific application for which you had set that option. Setting this option for one application had no impact on your authentication to other Duo-protected applications. We have modified the use of […]

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Jason Iacono, Sr. Security Specialist, Enterprise Security, Threat, Vulnerability and Incident Management

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Jason Iacono is the newest senior security specialist working on the Enterprise Security, Threat, Vulnerability and Incident Management team. Before coming to Emory, he spent over two years at ControlScan, where he primarily did security engineering for a product called LogRhythm. Before ControlScan, Jason worked in various other IT-related roles, including at HP. He’s done IT work […]

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Emory Information Security wins national award

Emory’s Duo Two Factor Authentication Project was just named Information Security Project of the Year for North America in the Academic/Public Sector Category. The project beat out competing projects from organizations like Harvard University, the United Nations, the Cook County (Chicago) Department of Homeland Security, and others. “I am very excited about this achievement,” said […]

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Derek Spransy wins 2017 Award of Distinction

Derek Spransy, who works in IT Security as the lead information security specialist, is one of fourteen Emory employees selected as this year’s winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the award has annually recognized staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees were celebrated at a dinner on Oct. […]

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